“The Lord your God is in your midst…” – Zephaniah 3:17 ESV. Wow, did I need to hear these words. Summer is over and it was a wonderful series of many fantastical blurs, all of which are individually treasured up in my heart.
Not often can one say “we have three children and they are all getting married this year… in a span of 8 months!” But in my household, we can. It’s exhausting to even think about The final wedding of our baby girl will happen in October. It feels good to say that because for the past seven months we have been waiting on Visas to come through for her fiancé who is from Brazil. We are ecstatic that he’s going to arrive into the United States of America with one week to spare before the BIG DAY, so the wedding is on as scheduled!
But just in case there was a lull of any kind, my husband and I also decided to put our house up for sale and move to a new house that will accommodate having my mother live with us. Of course we did this because we wouldn’t want to experience an empty nest, that would be crazy after all these years!
This summer was a blast, time with family and friends was amazing, life has been chaotic and I have only had a couple major meltdowns. But through it all, remembering and knowing God’s promise and His words gives me comfort in the joy and in the uncertainty. God is in the midst of my crazy and He is in the midst of yours! He is in the midst of our days and our decisions. God is in the midst! What comfort this sweet sentence gives.
If you are in it right now, know that He is there. And if the Aspire Tour is coming to your town, find a way to step away for ONE night and join us at ASPIRE. It’s a great cure for the crazies! See you there!!
Love you in the Lord, Mia Koehne